Ratings for Dr. Kevin O'Daly
I have had very bad care under Dr Kevin O'Daly. It has taken me a while to get over the lack of care while under his 'care'. He acts like he cares but it is all a farse. He is very charming so this made it confusing at first as I thought he had my best interests at heart. He had vety little interest in my care. He was very inconsistent and barely around for my hospital stays. One 5 week admission he took of for 3 weeks interstate which ended up being 4 weeks. I'm not sure how long it was until he returned because I begged to be discharged as I had minimal supervision from the supposedly covering Doctor. It was a pretty traumatic admission for me and I shudder just thinking about it. I think he takes on way too many patients and that this is a very irresponsible way of looking after his patients. There is no way a man who goes off interstate so often can take on so many patients. without even going away the patient load is none sustainable. Not to mention his cost!!! over $400 for half an hour. I don't ovject to medicare covering that if he is a truly awsome doctor. As for receptionist in question. She was very much on apiwer trip. I left a few messages saying I was depressed and needed to see him and I never had a return phone call. Depression can be fatal, it's equivalent to not getting back to a heart patient who is reporting concerning physical symptoms. Whenever I said that I was meant to see Dr O'Daly in 4 weeks, she would usally make the next appointment in close to six werks, while I found out that other patients where given the luxury of weekly sessions. She certainly runs the practice and calls the shots on a power based level. The best thing I did for my mental gealth stability was to leave him. I was fortunate to find the best psychiatrist who has always been there for me when needed. A true professional who takes his role very seriously and charges half the price!
See someone else! He asked me what tablets I should be on. He has paperwork everywhere, doesn't remember who you are, just horrible.
I agree with all the positive comments below. Kevin surprised me from my first visit because he actually listened to me rather than just dishing out more medication. Genuine, kind and easy to talk with. I like the fact the dresses casually. Who needs another suit behind a desk? I'm so grateful to have him as a doctor.
I left a comment about a year ago loving him but honestly after being with him for about 3 years now I am worse than ever. He is inconsistent, hard to get ahold of and seems to care yet when you tell him you are-well "dangerous" he has no idea what to do with you or doesnt even get back to you (weeks of messages). His staff get frustrated with him even. His admin (i wont put names) are wonderful but it just comes back to the same thing-you-can-never-get-in-touch-with-him. The longer I have been with him the more hurried the appointments get and he is almost ALWAYS late by HOURS. he is great for a chat and i agree with some other reviews about him being very philosophical but he lacks the ability to take a condition seriously in a professional manner. He goes on holiday ALLLL the time so the last time i saw him was about 4 months ago due to his unavailability (not the fist time). Im sick of this, honestly dont be fooled by how he seems in the first year. You'll never lock into anything with him and you will float and crash.
Fantastic. He is a great psychiatrist but also his psychology help is much more useful than any psychologists I've come across, which is not surprising since he also completed psychology at university. I also had a mentally ill family member, he messaged a fellow psychiatrist at an inpatient facility and wrote a referral for her and she was in within the week. I feel so lucky to have found such an excellent doctor. He's not great with paperwork but that's the only complaint I have, and considering how helpful he is otherwise it really isn't an issue.
He is very bad on follow through. Very easy to chat to but the objective is to have a consitancy of care well for me anyway. I phoned up and asked for an appointment leaving a message saying I was depressed and got no reply! As I said he is very easy to talk to but on hospital admissions the level of care is very poor. I went over a week without seeing him. And i usuallyvsee him for 15 minutes in all on an average weekHe goes away a lot also. He appears to care but his actions or lack of actions prove otherwise. I have heard of a few patients who have left him for similar reasons.
I cannot find the words to describe how much Dr K O'Daly has helped me with my complicated illness for as long as he could. Dr O'Daly is the best Psychiatrist in Australia and I do know. Dr O'Daly cannot help his patients enough, he is the kindest, most caring Dr who never let's his patients come to any harm. I am trying to reach him bec I am in need of his Professional help. His strict Dr Patient ethic makes me feel very safe and I have a lot of concerns over what has been going on in some Mental Health Care facilities over the years. The only Dr who can unlock what happened is Dr O'Daly. Without his help I am lost. Being prescribed medicines right now that are not good for me and never have been. Am writing letter with referral. So much to thank him for. My life, for starters. Enough for today. Erin Kelly.
The best. I am so grateful to Dr O'daly. He is a rare gem in a field of paper cut out psychiatrists , GP's and other specialists. He genuinely cares and wants the very best for me as his patient. He treats me with so much respect for where I'm at and where I'm going. He has a vision for me and because of his authentic self I can't help but have hope and to believe In myself. We still have a way to go after changing my past psychiatrist earlier in the year to Dr O'daly. I agree with another post on here... his staff definitely need commendation... Vesna, she is so busy but takes the time to personally msg when not phoning to help coordinate my appts and pass on any messageS I need to get to Dr O'daly. She is always so prompt and caring. I feel blessed to have found Dr O'daly while working through Acute Anxiety, SLE and PTSD
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